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Kemba Walker injury: X-Rays negative, out rest of Heat game after ankle sprain

Kemba Walker suffered a serious ankle sprain during the third quarter against the Miami Heat Saturday night, turning his left ankle awkwardly during a fast break shot attempt.

Walker's ankle twisted so badly that the joint nearly touched the ground at a 90 degree angle. He writhed in pain beneath the basket after his shot fell out of bounds and had to be carried off the court by two teammates to the locker room.

Initial X-rays are negative but he will miss the rest of the game and will have to be re-evaluated in the morning to judge the seriousness of the injury.

The Bobcats have not had great ankle luck against the Heat in this NBA season -- if you recall, Al Jefferson sprained his ankle in the preseason game against Miami.